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Elkton, At the Head of the Bay : historical map of Elkton, MD by Gerry McKeown

One of the Towns and Villages of Historic Cecil County, Maryland

Situated at the Headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Elkton was visited by Captain John Smith in 1608 and named "Head of Elk". Because of this location Elkton served as an important shipping port in the past. Schooners sailed up the Elk River to take agricultural products of Cecil County to Baltimore. In the early 1800's steamboats served as an important part of transportation by connecting travelers to stagecoaches. The road through Elkton served as a "Colonial Highway" from Philadelphia to Baltimore and on to Virginia. During the American Revolution General Howe landed his fleet of 300 ships at Oldfield Point on his march to Philadelphia.

Cecil County was established in 1674 and Elkton has served as the county seat since 1787. Many buildings of architectural and historical significance still exist today and document a living history of early life in Maryland.

ELKTON - At the Head of the Bay has been lithographed on archival paper with lightfast inks from an original watercolor by Geraldine McKeown.

Image size: 
16" x 20"
Open Edition Print
Lithographic Print

More Prints of Cecil County Landmarks

  • Apple Butter Time: The Beehive at Fair Hill painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Canal Town - print of Chesapeake City Bridge by Geraldine McKeown
  • Winter at Rock Church - painting of Maryland countryside by Geraldine McKeown
  • Keeper of the Light - Turkey Point Light Station ca 1915 by Geraldine McKeown
  • Winter on the Big Elk Creek -painting of covered bridge in snow by Gerry McKeown
  • Quaker Heritage Brick Meeting House painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Turkey Point Lighthouse on Chesapeake Bay painting by Geraldine McKeown
  • Spring on the North East River fishing boat and ducks painting by Gerry McKeown
  • Ship Watch Inn - a lithographic reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Vintage Victorian - a lithographic print by Geraldine McKeown
  • Beloved - a lithographic reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Historic Cecil County Map - watercolor reprint by Geraldine McKeown
  • Elkton, At the Head of the Bay : historical map of Elkton, MD by Gerry McKeown